Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Recap / TheSimpsonsS14E1TreehouseOfHorrorXIII

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* CallBack: The Homer clones (and the real Homer) are all killed by [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E8BartTheDaredevil falling down Springfield Gorge]], with several of the hits against the edges they make while falling mirroring the ones that happened to Homer in the original episode.


* FromBadToWorse[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Homer's "mysterious" hammock clones him, and both clones duplicate themselves, and ''their'' clones multiply as well, and so on, until eventually it spreads out of control.

to:

* FromBadToWorse[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Homer's "mysterious" hammock clones him, and both ''his'' clones duplicate themselves, and ''their'' clones multiply as well, and so on, until eventually it spreads out of control.


* FromBadToWorse[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Homer's "mysterious" hammock clones him, and both clones duplicate themselves, and ''their'' clones multiply as well, and so on, until eventually it grows out of control.

to:

* FromBadToWorse[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Homer's "mysterious" hammock clones him, and both clones duplicate themselves, and ''their'' clones multiply as well, and so on, until eventually it grows spreads out of control.

Added DiffLines:

* FromBadToWorse[=/=]UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Homer's "mysterious" hammock clones him, and both clones duplicate themselves, and ''their'' clones multiply as well, and so on, until eventually it grows out of control.

Added DiffLines:

* MandatoryLine: Kang and Kodos have a single line at the end which doesn't really have anything to do with the story.

Added DiffLines:

* CloneDegeneration: The clones lack the nuances of the original Homer's personality, possessing even less intelligence and even more ravenous appetites. Though, that may be debatable since the original article was the first one to jump off the cliff following the donuts.


This is, to date, the last "Treehouse of Horror" episode to be officially titled "The Simpsons Halloween Special", and the last to have 3 separate writers, or 3 separate sets of writers, credited for each story, as every subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episode has only 1 writer credited.

to:

This is, to date, is the last "Treehouse first Treehouse of Horror" episode Horror to be officially titled "The Simpsons Halloween Special", and "Treehouse of Horror", and, to date, the last to have 3 separate writers, or 3 separate sets of writers, credited for each story, as every subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episode has only 1 writer credited.


* WholePlotReference: ''The Island of Doctor Hibbert'' is a lighthearted parody of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.

to:

* WholePlotReference: ''The Island of Doctor Hibbert'' is a lighthearted parody an {{affectionate parody}} of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.


* MythologyGag: One of the clones looked like the Homer from ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.

to:

* MythologyGag: One of the clones looked looks like the Homer from ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.


* BaitAndSwitch: Billy the Kid's zombie gang includes "the most evil German of all time"...Kaiser Wilhelm I.

to:

* BaitAndSwitch: Billy the Kid's zombie gang includes "the most evil German of all time"... Kaiser Wilhelm I.


However, as Lisa and the crowd cheer for the achievement of her goal, [[UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid William "Billy the Kid" Bonney]] and his outlaw cohorts (yeah, that epitaph was a little misleading) rise from their graves and terrorize the town. They force the Simpsons to put on a show for them at Moe's tavern, with Homer playing piano, Marge playing cello, and Bart and Lisa dancing. Homer is then pulled out by Professor Frink, who's invented something that could save everyone- a time machine. Homer must SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. He grabs the time machine and activates it, sending himself to the past. Frink hopes that he doesn't mess up the space-time continuum too much, and then notices that he's got an egg whisk replacing his hand.

to:

However, as Lisa and the crowd cheer for the achievement of her goal, [[UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid William "Billy the Kid" Bonney]] and his outlaw cohorts (yeah, that epitaph was a little misleading) rise from their graves and terrorize the town. They force the Simpsons to put on a show for them at Moe's tavern, with Homer playing piano, Marge playing cello, and Bart and Lisa dancing. Homer is then pulled out by Professor Frink, who's invented something that could save everyone- everyone - a time machine. Homer must SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. He grabs the time machine and activates it, sending himself to the past. Frink hopes that he doesn't mess up the space-time continuum too much, and then notices that he's got an egg whisk replacing his hand.



The Simpsons go on vacation to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace the Island of Lost Souls]]. Bart wants to know why, and Homer asks "What could be more fun than an island shaped like a big smiley face?" The camera pans out to the island, and we see that it's actually shaped like a giant skull (the eye spaces are giant fires). The Simpsons' plane lands, and they are greeted by Dr. Hibbert. Marge is surprised to see him, as they'd heard that he'd gone mad. He says that yes, he's gone mad--about providing top-notch vacation values! He asks Willie, who's a hairy gorilla-like monster, to help them with their bags.

The family follows Willie through a tropical forest, while mysterious eyes watch them from the bushes. One set of eyes eats another. Marge hears the noise and tells Homer that someone's in trouble, but Homer brushes it off. Later that night, the family eats with Dr. Hibbert, and Marge compliments him on the resort he's running. She asks him to recommend activities. He recommends not asking questions. Lisa says that humans' inquisitive nature is what separates them from animals, and Hibbert goes off on a rant about why man has to be separated from animals. He then uncovers the turkey course--which looks suspiciously like Professor Frink.

to:

The Simpsons go on vacation to [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace the Island of Lost Souls]]. Bart wants to know why, and Homer asks "What could be more fun than an island shaped like a big smiley face?" The camera pans out to the island, and we see that it's actually shaped like a giant skull (the eye spaces are giant fires). The Simpsons' plane lands, and they are greeted by Dr. Hibbert. Marge is surprised to see him, as they'd heard that he'd gone mad. He says that yes, he's gone mad--about mad - about providing top-notch vacation values! He asks Willie, who's a hairy gorilla-like monster, to help them with their bags.

The family follows Willie through a tropical forest, while mysterious eyes watch them from the bushes. One set of eyes eats another. Marge hears the noise and tells Homer that someone's in trouble, but Homer brushes it off. Later that night, the family eats with Dr. Hibbert, and Marge compliments him on the resort he's running. She asks him to recommend activities. He recommends not asking questions. Lisa says that humans' inquisitive nature is what separates them from animals, and Hibbert goes off on a rant about why man has to be separated from animals. He then uncovers the turkey course--which course - which looks suspiciously like Professor Frink.


Later, military helicopters dangle gigantic doughnuts in front of the Homer clones (to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries). The clones immediately run after the doughnuts--and off a cliff. The clones are taken care of. Later, Marge snuggles Homer in bed, but realizes that he doesn't have a belly button--he's a clone. The ''real'' Homer was the first over the cliff. Marge is horrified, but calms down once the clone Homer offers her a backrub.

to:

Later, military helicopters dangle gigantic doughnuts in front of the Homer clones (to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries). The clones immediately run after the doughnuts--and doughnuts - and off a cliff. The clones are taken care of. Later, Marge snuggles with Homer in bed, but realizes that he doesn't have a belly button--he's button - he's a clone. The clone, and the ''real'' Homer was the first over the cliff. Marge is horrified, but calms down once the clone Homer offers her a backrub.

Added DiffLines:

* ConstantlyLactatingCow: Ned Flanders is turned into a half-man-half-cow creature (he has his own torso but a cow's body, similar to a centaur) and is in pain from needing to be milked, even though he hasn't recently had calves.


* InterspeciesRelationship: By the end of the island of Dr Hibbert Homer has become a Walrus and Marge some sort of big cat, they're still together in spite of this.
* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Hibbert continues to run his island refuge/laboratory. That said most of his "victim's" really aren't that bothered by what he's done to them so they probably aren't that angry with him in the first place.

to:

* InterspeciesRelationship: InterspeciesRomance: By the end of the island ''The Island of Dr Hibbert Hibbert'', Homer has become a Walrus walrus and Marge some sort of big cat, a panther, they're still together in spite of this.
* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Hibbert continues to run his island refuge/laboratory. That said said, most of his "victim's" "victims" really aren't that bothered by what he's done to them so they probably aren't that angry with him in the first place.



* WholePlotReference: "The Island of Doctor Hibbert" is lighthearted parody of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.

to:

* WholePlotReference: "The ''The Island of Doctor Hibbert" Hibbert'' is a lighthearted parody of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.


* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Hibbert continues to run his island refuge/laboratory.

to:

* InterspeciesRelationship: By the end of the island of Dr Hibbert Homer has become a Walrus and Marge some sort of big cat, they're still together in spite of this.
* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Hibbert continues to run his island refuge/laboratory. That said most of his "victim's" really aren't that bothered by what he's done to them so they probably aren't that angry with him in the first place.



** Lisa also attempts to eat Maggie (now turned into an anteater) in "The Island of Doctor Hibbert," foregoing her vegetarianism. Granted, she was turned into an owl at that point, which leaves her no choice but to adopt a carnivorous diet, but she adapts to it very quickly all things considered.

to:

** Lisa also attempts to eat Maggie (now turned into an anteater) in "The Island of Doctor Hibbert," foregoing her vegetarianism. Granted, she was turned into an owl at that point, which leaves her no choice but to adopt a carnivorous diet, but she adapts to it very quickly all things considered. This may be a case of TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody following a very recent transformation and as her parents don't seem angry with her at the end she probably didn't try again.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 78

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report